Dianthus Flower Heads

al26al26 Posts: 9

I have been given 3 dianthus plants and told they were known as Pink Kisses.  The plants seem to be developing well  - the stems are about 10cm and just showing small buds but there are also flower heads appearing just above the soil - should these be removed or just left ?

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  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,017

    I wish I knew the answer al but I'm sure an experienced gardener will be along soon image

  • al26al26 Posts: 9

    Apologies for my ignorance - bumped up ?

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,017

    It means Pauline has commented al,in order to push it toward the top of the pile and more likely get an answer.

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,017

    Hi again al,ok I'm going to attempt to answer your question.Dianthus,of which Pinks,Carnations and Sweet Williams are members...are a sun-loving plant that prefer a well drained soil and a neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Ok I think I got that right so far lol. As for your question,I would leave the heads just above the soil but dead-head the plant so as to promote new blooms image

    PS - Youtube has some great vids on gardening image

  • al26al26 Posts: 9

    Thanks for the info

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